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Optical Allusions: Textual Visuality in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter reads William Craft’s Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860) as an emblematic text that depends upon a series of complex interactions between the Crafts’ cultivation of their image ... More


“White Slaves” and Tragic Mulattas: The Antislavery Appeals of Ellen Craft and Sarah Parker Remond

Teresa C. Zackodnik

in The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the American appearances of Ellen Craft in 1849 before she left for England following the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850 and on her British lecture tour the following ... More


The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Teresa C. Zackodnik

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

From abolition through the years just before the civil rights struggle began, African American women recognized that a mixed-race woman made for a powerful and, at times, very useful figure in the ... More


Fugitives

Richard Archer

in Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Equality in Antebellum New England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190676643
eISBN:
9780190676674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676643.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

There was no straight line from a racist society to one that supported full equality, and there was no guarantee that a right established one year could not be changed the next. That rang true in the ... More


Introduction

Teresa C. Zackodnik

in The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The mulatta, the creation of white female abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, has been a vexed figure for African American studies. It became popular as the “tragic mulatta” in antislavery texts ... More


Experiments in Freedom: Fugitive Science in Transatlantic Performance

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to the history of racist and anti-racist science as it was expressed in transatlantic performance from the 1830s through the 1850s. It maps a genealogy of overlap and exchange ... More


The Intimate Civic: The Disturbance of the Quotidian

Lindon Barrett

Justin A. Joyce, Dwight A. Mcbride, and John Carlos Rowe (eds)

in Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter turns to the personal and in some cases domestic issues facing African Americans in the antebellum period. Turning from Douglass's classic 1845 Narrative to Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in ... More


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